Stefan Bienz
Dr. med. dent.

Areas of expertise

2023–now

Junior Partner in private clinic Schneider & Michel, Zollikon


2023–now

Part-time Senior Teaching and Research Assistant the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland


2023

EPA recognized specialist in Prosthodontics (EPA)


2020–2023

Senior Teaching and Research Assistant the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland


2020

Specialist in Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD), Switzerland


2019–2020

Visiting academic at the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Professor Sašo Ivanovski


2019

Master of advanced studies in Oral Implantology, University of Zurich, Switzerland


2016–2019

Postgraduate Student at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland


2015–2016

Part-time research assistant at the Clinic of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Dental Material Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland


2014–2016

Part-time employee in private dental office of Dres Ueli Grunder and David Schneider, Zollikon, Switzerland (Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Implantology)


2014

Doctor degree in dental medicine, “doctor medicinae dentium" (Dr. med. dent.), University of Zurich, Switzerland


2011–2015

Part-time and Full-time employee in private dental office of Dr. Andreas Grimm, Horgen, Switzerland (Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Implantology)


2011–2012

Part-time employee in private dental office of Dr. Matthias Brasse, Flums, Switzerland (Oral Surgery)


2006–2011

Studies in dental Medicine University of Zürich Switzerland


1999–2005

Courses in General Sciences (Matura), Gymnasium Rychenberg Winterthur, Switzerland


Publications

Soft tissue contour changes at implant sites with or without soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone: A retrospective case-control study with a 12-year follow-up., Bienz SP, Carrera ER, Hüsler J, Roccuzzo A, Jung RE, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2023 May;34(5):521-530.

 

A minimally invasive two-stage crown lengthening procedure applying a tunneling technique., Jung RE, Bigler P, Balmer M, Bienz SP, Hjerppe J., Int J Esthet Dent. 2022 Nov 25;17(4):394-406.

 

Soft-tissue dimensional change following guided bone regeneration on peri-implant defects using soft-type block or particulate bone substitutes: 1-year outcomes of a randomized controlled clinical trial., Song YW, Bienz SP, Benic GI, Cha JK, Hämmerle CHF, Jung UW, Jung RE., J Clin Periodontol. 2023 Feb;50(2):147-157.

 

Tissue integration and biodegradation of soft tissue substitutes with and without compression: an experimental study in the rat., Bienz SP, Vaquette C, Ioannidis A, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE, Ivanovski S, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Investig. 2023 Jan;27(1):313-328.

 

The influence of thin as compared to thick peri-implant soft tissues on aesthetic outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis., Bienz SP, Pirc M, Papageorgiou SN, Jung RE, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2022 Jun;33 Suppl 23(Suppl 23):56-71.

 

Effect of peri-implant mucosal thickness on esthetic outcomes and the efficacy of soft tissue augmentation procedures: Consensus report of group 2 of the SEPA/DGI/OF workshop., Jung RE, Becker K, Bienz SP, Dahlin C, Donos N, Hammächer C, Iglhaut G, Liñares A, Ortiz-Vigón A, Sanchez N, Sanz-Sánchez I, Thoma DS, Valles C, Weng D, Nart J., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2022 Jun;33 Suppl 23(Suppl 23):100-108.

 

Randomized controlled clinical trial comparing guided bone regeneration of peri-implant defects with soft-type block versus particulate bone substitutes: Six-month results of hard-tissue changes., Benic GI, Bienz SP, Song YW, Cha JK, Hämmerle CHF, Jung UW, Jung RE., J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Feb 21.

 

Primary bone augmentation leads to equally stable marginal tissue conditions comparing the use of xenograft blocks infused with BMP-2 and autogenous bone blocks: A 3D analysis after 3 years., Bienz SP, Payer M, Hjerppe J, Hüsler J, Jakse N, Schmidlin PR, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2021 Dec;32(12):1433-1443

 

Clinical and radiographical performance of implants placed with simultaneous guided bone regeneration using resorbable and nonresorbable membranes after 22-24 years, a prospective, controlled clinical trial., Jung RE, Brügger LV, Bienz SP, Hüsler J, Hämmerle CHF, Zitzmann NU., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2021 Dec;32(12):1455-1465

 

Clinical and histological comparison of the soft tissue morphology between zirconia and titanium dental implants under healthy and experimental mucositis conditions-A randomized controlled clinical trial., Bienz SP, Hilbe M, Hüsler J, Thoma DS, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE., J Clin Periodontol. 2021 May;48(5):721-733.

 

Explorative randomized controlled study comparing soft tissue thickness, contour changes, and soft tissue handling of two ridge preservation techniques and spontaneous healing two months after tooth extraction., Thoma DS, Bienz SP, Lim HC, Lee WZ, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2020 Jun;31(6):565-574.

 

Randomized clinical study using xenograft blocks loaded with bone morphogenetic protein-2 or autogenous bone blocks for ridge augmentation – A three-dimensional analysis., Thoma DS, Bienz SP, Payer M, Hüsler J, Schmidlin PR, Hämmerle CHF, Jakse N, Jung RE., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2019 Jun 7.

 

Efficacy of lateral bone augmentation performed simultaneously with dental implant placement. A systematic review and meta-analysis., Thoma DS, Bienz SP, Figuero E, Jung RE, Sanz-Martin I., J Clin Periodontol. 2019 Jan 23.

 

Histologic analyses of flapless ridge preservation in sockets with buccal dehiscence defects using two alloplastic bone graft substitutes., Naenni N, Bienz SP, Jung RE, Hämmerle CHF, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Investig. 2019 Jan 8.

 

Dental implant register: Summary and consensus statements of group 2. The 5th EAO Consensus Conference 2018., Klinge B, Sanz M, Alcoforado G, Bienz SP, Cosyn J, De Bruyn H, Derks J, Figuero E, Gurzawska K, Heitz-Mayfield L, Jung RE, Ornekul T, Sagado A., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2018 Oct;29 Suppl 18:157-159.

 

Biological aspects: Summary and consensus statements of group 2. The 5th EAO Consensus Conference 2018., Sanz M, Klinge B, Alcoforado G, Bienz SP, Cosyn J, De Bruyn H, Derks J, Figuero E, Gurzawska K, Heitz-Mayfield L, Jung RE, Ornekul T, Sagado A., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2018 Oct;29 Suppl 18:152-156.

 

Early histological, microbiological, radiological, and clinical response to cemented and screw-retained all-ceramic single crowns., Thoma DS, Wolleb K, Bienz SP, Wiedemeier D, Hämmerle CHF, Sailer I., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2018 Sep 20.

 

Effect of flapless ridge preservation with two different alloplastic materials in sockets with buccal dehiscence defects-volumetric and linear changes., Naenni N, Sapata V, Bienz SP, Leventis M, Jung RE, Hämmerle CHF, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Investig. 2018 Jul;22(6):2187-2197.

 

Volumetric changes following ridge preservation or spontaneous healing and early implant placement with simultaneous guided bone regeneration., Naenni N, Bienz SP, Muñoz F, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE, Thoma DS., J Clin Periodontol. 2018 Apr;45(4):484-494.

 

Randomized, controlled clinical two-centre study using xenogeneic block grafts loaded with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 or autogenous bone blocks for lateral ridge augmentation., Thoma DS, Payer M, Jakse N, Bienz SP, Hüsler J, Schmidlin PR, Jung UW, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE., J Clin Periodontol. 2018 Feb;45(2):265-276.

 

Volumetric and linear changes at dental implants following grafting with volume-stable three-dimensional collagen matrices or autogenous connective tissue grafts: 6-month data., Naenni N, Bienz SP, Benic GI, Jung RE, Hämmerle CHF, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Investig. 2018 Apr;22(3):1185-1195.

 

Volumetric changes and peri-implant health at implant sites with or without soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone, a retrospective case-control study with a 5-year follow-up., Bienz SP, Jung RE, Sapata VM, Hämmerle CHF, Hüsler J, Thoma DS., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2017 Nov;28(11):1459-1465.

 

Biodegradation and tissue integration of various polyethylene glycol matrices: a comparative study in rabbits., Thoma DS, Weber FE, Bienz SP, Ge Y, Hämmerle CHF, Jung RE., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2017 Nov;28(11):e244-e251.

 

Volumetric changes at pontic sites with or without soft tissue grafting: a controlled clinical study with a 10-year follow-up., Bienz SP, Sailer I, Sanz-Martín I, Jung RE, Hämmerle CH, Thoma DS., J Clin Periodontol. 2017 Feb;44(2):178-184.

 

Palatal wound healing using a xenogeneic collagen matrix – histological outcomes of a randomized controlled clinical trial., Thoma DS, Hilbe M, Bienz SP, Sancho-Puchades M, Hämmerle CH, Jung RE., J Clin Periodontol. 2016 Dec;43(12):1124-1131.

 

Bone augmentation at peri-implant dehiscence defects comparing a synthetic polyethylene glycol hydrogel matrix vs. standard guided bone regeneration techniques., Thoma DS, Jung UW, Park JY, Bienz SP, Hüsler J, Jung RE., Clin Oral Implants Res. 2017 Jul;28(7):e76-e83.

 

Marginal adaptation, fracture load and macroscopic failure mode of adhesively luted PMMA-based CAD/CAM inlays., Ender A, Bienz S, Mörmann W, Mehl A, Attin T, Stawarczyk B., Dent Mater. 2016 Feb;32(2):e22-9.

 

Membership in professional organizations

Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD)
Swiss Society of Odontology (SSO)
Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP)
European Association for Osseointegration (EAO)
International Team for Implantology (ITI)
European Prosthodontic Association (EPA)

Lecturing activities

Numerous lectures at national and international advanced training and continuing education events.

Personal Awards

2016, Platform for Exchange of Experience, Research and Science (PEERS) award: Best scientific poster
2018, European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) award: European prize for clinical research – Surgery
2019, André Schroeder Research Prize: Clinical research; as a member of the winning research team
2019, Osteology Science Meeting Prize, 1st Prize in the Category Clinical Research
2022, André Schroeder Research Prize: Clinical research

Languages

German, English, French, Spanish.